BURNABY, BC, Dec. 27 /CNW/ - Best Buy's results are in from Boxing Day,
Canada's Busiest Shopping Day of the Year. Here are some tidbits from Best
Buy's Boxing Day round-up:
- Customers lined-up at many stores as early as midnight on Christmas
Day to get the best spots in line for doorcrashers and other sale
- Best Buy had tens of thousands of customers in its stores on Boxing
- Online traffic on bestbuy.ca increased 45 percent year over year for
the period of Dec. 24, 25 and 26, 2007.
- Some stores reported one day sales of more than $1 million for the
sales period of Dec. 26, 2007.
The top 5 selling items in-store and online on Boxing Day were:
1. Flat-panel televisions
2. MP3 Players
3. Digital Cameras
4. Laptops and other computer accessories.
5. GPS Navigation Systems
About Best Buy
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer
(www.bestbuy.ca) of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
software and also operates the Geek Squad (www.geeksquad.ca). There are
currently 51 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
communities, supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their
skill set, discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in education.
For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit
For further information:
For further information: Scott Morris, Best Buy Canada, (778) 997-3750,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Sarah Coombs, NATIONAL Public Relations, (416)